Category: Education

Studies in Canada: Procedures Eased for Moroccan and Senegalese Applicants

The Canadian government has decided to facilitate the  procedures for young Moroccans and Senegalese who wish to pursue their studies in Canada, through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program, starting September 9.

Launched in 2018, this expedited study permit processing program has been extended to include students from Morocco and Senegal. Its processing time does not exceed three weeks.

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Indiana University starts course to teach Rwandan national language, Kinyarwanda

If you are living in the United States and wish to learn Kinyarwanda – Rwanda’s vernacular, your destination has been unveiled.

Indiana University (IU) in the United States will start offering a course in Kinyarwanda, making it the 8th African language the university is teaching under its African Studies Program.

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Coming To America: The Best Student Podcasts About Immigration from NPR

By JACQUELINE NKHONJERA

When Fahmo Abdi and her family immigrated to the United States from Kenya, they lost contact with all of their loved ones. While living in a refugee camp, Abdi’s mother decided to move her family to the United States in search of a better life. “She knew she had to work hard to provide for us and [for] her family back home,” Abdi recalls.

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American varsities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5m scholarships

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5m in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session.

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Top American universities are doubling down on their presence across Africa

By Abdi Latif Dahir

Amid the rolling hills on the outskirts of Rwanda’s capital Kigali, the Carnegie Mellon University Africa’s new campus is a prominent feature on the lush landscape. The 6,000 square meters property is located within the Kigali Innovation City, a public-private partnership aimed at positioning Rwanda as a globally competitive and knowledge-based economy.

Since it’s establishment in 2011, CMU Africa has grown from a small graduate program attracting local applicants to becoming the only American research university with a full-time faculty and operations in Africa.

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23 SA students receive scholarships to study in USA

A Fulbright alumna spoke about the impact of the programme and how her time at Georgetown University shaped her life and career.

The Embassy of the United States in Pretoria said on Tuesday that 23 South Africans had received prestigious Fulbright scholarships to pursue master’s, PhD, and non-degree research and studies in the US. The embassy spokesperson, Liza Smith said: “Six students will be reading for their master’s degrees in fields ranging from law and engineering to education and gender studies.

This year’s Fulbright cohort includes six South Africans who will be pursuing doctoral degrees at, amongst others, Duke University and the University of Rochester. 

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4 Nigerians among 166 Recipients of Canada’s Vanier Graduate Scholarships

By BellaNaija.com

 Four Nigerians, Effoduh Okechukwu JakeOnu Charles; Onifade Temitope; and Taiwo Bello are among 166 recipients of the 2019 Vanier Scholarships for student pursuing doctoral studies in Canada.

The Canadian government announced the award, valued at $50,000 per year, to graduate students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement.

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Sudanese American Graduates With 5 Siblings in Attendance

Five siblings gathered in Storm Lake this weekend to watch their youngest brother graduate from high school, decades after their parents emigrated from war-torn Sudan to the United States.

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Senegalese sports leaders visit University of Arkansas to learn about teaching youth sports

A group of 17 sports leaders from the West African nation of Senegal will visit the University of Arkansas for two weeks to learn an innovative method for teaching sports that integrates physical and mental health education.

The two-week workshop will run from April 15-28, and was developed by College of Education and Health Professions students in a class that combines the disciplines of recreation management, public health, and counselor education. The students have also been learning specifically about Senegal, in order to prepare the workshop.

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Long journey for American International College runner from Kenya

By Garry Brown

Leakey Kipkosgei, who came to American International College from Kenya, has had quite a career as a long-distance runner on coach Leo Mayo’s track and field team.

As a junior in 2018, he placed third in the steeplechase at the NCAA Division II nationals, and made the All-America first team.

Prior to that, he received male track athlete of the year honors after winning the 1,500 and steeplechase in the Northeast-10 meet.

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U.S. Urges Nigerian students to explore its Education Funding Program

Mathew Washburn, Programme Officer, Education USA Department of State, has urged Nigeria students to explore the department’s education Opportunity Funds Programme (OFP) to advance their studies in America.

Washburn spoke at the Foreign Press Centre International Reporting Tour of the U.S. Community Colleges and Workforce Development programme in Washington D.C.

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Nigeria has highest number of African Students In U.S

Nigeria has the highest number of students from Africa studying in the U.S.

Rachel Canty, Deputy Director, Students and Exchange Visitor Programme, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who made this known at the Foreign Press Centre International Reporting Tour of the U.S. Community Colleges and Workforce Development programme in Washington D.C., said Nigeria has 16,039 students in the U.S.

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Kenyan wins $1 Million prize as best teacher in the world

Peter Tabichi who teaches at a school with just one computer and gives most of his money to the poor took home the Global Teacher Prize.

A Kenyan science teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to the poor and tutored students on the weekends won a $1 million prize that honors one exceptional educators from around the world.

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Egyptian student’s parents like Cape Breton so much they stayed

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When Rahaf Geisa arrived in Cape Breton in September of 2017, what surprised her most was the people.

Geisa, 19, of Egypt, is in her second year of studies for a bachelor of science (chemistry) degree at Cape Breton University.

“People say Canadians are friendly, but I didn’t expect that friendly,” she says. “A stranger will smile and say, ‘Hi, how’s it going?’ They treat me the same, not like a different person.

“I like that very much.”

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New African diaspora studies program starts at University of Oregon-Includes visit to Ghana

Bridging the gap between the African and African-American experience is the goal of a new study abroad program offered by University of Oregon’s Global Education Oregon program.

The program is partnering with two historically black colleges and universities on the study abroad experience. At least 15 students will be able to enroll in the program; the application deadline is March 15.

Students will begin by spending time in New Orleans. The city, which served as the first port of entry for many slaves coming to America, retains cultural and historical markers, many of which are still apparent today. Students will stay on the campus of Xavier University of Louisiana and visit landmarks and other important sites in the state.

From there, students will travel to Ghana, where they will live with host families while attending classes and excursions, including visits to historical points of interest related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. At the conclusion of the program, the group will travel to Kumasi and to Cape Coast to visit one of the largest open-air markets in Africa and to see the castles used in the slave trade.

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